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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cōnātus.

PronunciationEdit

singular
plural

NounEdit

conatus (plural conatus or conatûs)

  1. An effort, an endeavour, a striving.
  2. A force or impulse; a nisus.
    • 1665, Robert Hooke, Micrographia:
      [E]ach part so moved does by that motion exert a conatus of protruding and displacing all the adjacent Particles.

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LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Perfect active participle of cōnor (try, attempt).

ParticipleEdit

cōnātus m (feminine cōnāta, neuter cōnātum); first/second declension

  1. tried, attempted, having tried.
InflectionEdit

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative cōnātus cōnāta cōnātum cōnātī cōnātae cōnāta
genitive cōnātī cōnātae cōnātī cōnātōrum cōnātārum cōnātōrum
dative cōnātō cōnātō cōnātīs
accusative cōnātum cōnātam cōnātum cōnātōs cōnātās cōnāta
ablative cōnātō cōnātā cōnātō cōnātīs
vocative cōnāte cōnāta cōnātum cōnātī cōnātae cōnāta

Etymology 2Edit

From cōnor (try, attempt) +‎ -tus.

NounEdit

cōnātus m (genitive cōnātūs); fourth declension

  1. attempt, effort
  2. exertion, struggle
InflectionEdit

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cōnātus cōnātūs
genitive cōnātūs cōnātuum
dative cōnātuī cōnātibus
accusative cōnātum cōnātūs
ablative cōnātū cōnātibus
vocative cōnātus cōnātūs
DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • conatus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • conatus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • conatus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to persevere in one's resolve: in incepto or conatu perstare
    • to give up one's project: incepto or conatu desistere
  • conatus in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016